The Kirkwood Call

Jump on the bandwagon

Jump on the bandwagon

Tom Mueller, features writer

December 6, 2018


Filed under The Parsnip

Jean ‘Sister Jean’ Dolores Schmidt, the 99-year-old un-official mascot for the University of Loyola-Chicago Ramblers men’s basketball team, became the idol of every bandwagon fan in March. She is the person they strive to be; somebody who becomes relevant without actually knowing much about spo...

Photo gallery: Turkey Day football game vs Webster

Photo gallery: Turkey Day football game vs Webster

Malayna Vines, photographer

November 28, 2018


Filed under Photo, Photo Galleries, Turkey Day Photos

The KHS football team played Webster Groves in the 111th annual Thanksgiving Day football game Nov. 22. The Pioneers won with a final score of 75-34, allowing them to keep the Frisco Bell for the sixth year in a row. Cooper Wise, senior, accepted the Ray Moss award before the game commenced. One Kirkwood...

Kirkwood sets the new record for most points scored at the Turkey Day game

Kirkwood sets the new record for most points scored at the Turkey Day game

Emma Lingo, web managing editor

November 27, 2018


Filed under Sports

For half a decade, the Kirkwood Pioneers have successfully kept the Frisco Bell. This year they brought it home after beating Webster's Statemen 75-34 on Nov. 22. Pioneer's won by the biggest margin since 2013, and they also set the new record for most points scored at the Turkey Day game. "It felt...

TKC not releasing annual ’10 reasons Kirkwood will win the Turkey Day Game’ for 2018

TKC not releasing annual ’10 reasons Kirkwood will win the Turkey Day Game’ for 2018

TKC Staff

November 22, 2018


Filed under Sports

After extensive consultation from the TKC staff, we have decided not to release our annual list of 10 reasons why Kirkwood will beat Webster in the Turkey Day Game. Out of respect for the hard-fought 0-9 season put up by the Statesmen (that’s right, zero wins), listing reasons for Kirkwood’s immine...

Empty bleachers

Empty bleachers

Daniel Kim, sports editor

November 13, 2018


Filed under Sports

“No doubt about it,” Mike Wade, associate principal, said. Of the 14 seasons he experienced, the 2018 football season had the worst turnout of students, according to Wade. According to the KHS athletics office, Lyons Memorial Stadium at KHS has a total capacity of 3,800 people. The first hom...

Issues: Concussions

Issues: Concussions

Benji Wilton, sports editor

October 23, 2018


Filed under Features

“Blue 42, set hut!” The quarterback receives the snap on third and goal and steps back into the pocket. Desperate for a touchdown, he surveys the field looking for an open receiver but comes up empty. Now scrambling to the right, he decides to take matters into his own hands and makes a beeli...

How fall spirited are you?

How fall spirited are you?

Lydia Cohen, web staff

October 10, 2018


Filed under Quizzes

School’s back in session, leaves are starting to fall and pumpkins are starting to appear on front porches, which can only mean one thing: fall is beginning. Whether you love or hate fall, it is here, and this quiz will tell you just how ready you are for it. (function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(d.getElementById(id))return;js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src='https://embed.playbuzz.com/sdk.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}(document,'script','playbuzz-sdk')); ...

NHL Preview 2018-19

NHL Preview 2018-19

Austin Cleveland, sports writer

October 9, 2018


Filed under Top Stories

September drifts into October, and an eerie shift begins. The weather is getting colder, the days are becoming shorter and the NHL hockey season creeps into the pandemonium of professional sports. With the NBA, NFL and NHL gearing up, (not to mention college football) and MLB playoffs also going on,...

Unified Night Lights

Unified Night Lights

Maddie Meyers, web managing editor

October 8, 2018


Filed under Sports

Three hundred Kirkwood students will join together for the third annual unified game of flag football on Wed. Oct. 10. This event takes place in the E.L. Lyons Memorial Stadium at KHS and allows students grades pre-K through 12, with and without disabilities, to participate in a KHS football game. They ...

Kindred spirit

Kindred spirit

Paisley Regester, features writer

October 8, 2018


Filed under Features

  For four KHS cheerleaders, halftime at football games is not a time for rest. Instead, they put down their poms, race to pick up their instruments from the sidelines, and join the band as they begin to march down the field. Still outfitted in their cheer uniforms, they perform for the crow...

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